MELOIDAE Gyllenhal, 1810
(oil beetles)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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No of
ID refs
Lateral view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view - close-up (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)
Genus 2 illustrated subtaxa 5 ident. refs
Species 1 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
FamilyMELOIDAE (oil beetles)
SuperfamilyTENEBRIONOIDEA (a superfamily of beetles)
Series Cucujiformia (a group of beetles)
SuborderPOLYPHAGA (mainly terrestrial beetles)
OrderCOLEOPTERA (beetles)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 12 general literature references relevant to MELOIDAE (oil beetles)

MELOIDAE (oil beetles) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 7 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for MELOIDAE (oil beetles)
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